SOCIAL WORKERS – CHILDREN’S - SEND 0-18
UP TO £48,860pa
Closing date: 25/07/2020 at 23:59
Newham Together – The best place for children and young people.
There has never been a more exciting time to practice, develop, and grow as a Social Worker at Newham.
Social Workers can now look to a Social Care Academy, an expanded QA service, and a team of Family Therapists to support their practice and enrich their learning. Social Workers can also expect significant support to help them achieve personal career goals. These changes are a small part of the positive impact that our permanent, stable senior leadership team are making, which was recognised in our recent Ofsted visit. Newham is moving in the right direction.
We are continuing to look at innovative ways of working and how we can offer maximum flexibility to our social workers – remote working wherever possible is now a reality at Newham. We know that social workers are most effective when they’re happy, healthy and able to work flexibly, so we’ve recently implemented wellbeing initiatives and invested in new roles and are redesigning services to reduce caseloads and give back something invaluable to our social workers – their time.
Joining Newham as we continue with our improvement journey will be an invaluable experience and look great on any Social Worker’s CV.
Apply now, and be part of our success.
ABOUT THE JOB
We are currently looking for permanent social workers to join our Disabled Children and Young People’s Service (DCYPS), working closely with children and young people with Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and their families.
The Children’s Disability Service works with children young people and their families across Newham. Social Work in Newham is underpinned by a culture of Systemic and Restorative practice with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach. We have strong links with colleagues in adult services, and other specialist Service linked to Children with Disability.
We are looking for social workers who are passionate about providing quality practice and thrive in a position working in partnership with families to increase independence, promote family resilience and keep children safe from harm.
You will look after a complex caseload of children with disabilities, in this challenging but hugely rewarding role. Your expertise will span the range of statutory provisions, including Children in Need, children subject to Child Protection Plans, Children in Care and those where Care Proceedings have been initiated. You will work closely with these children and their families to undertake holistic social work assessments to identify risk and need; and work with multi-agency networks to develop and review plans that address and mitigate concerns in a timely manner.
You will be required to liaise with health and education professionals to develop support packages for children with complex needs. The ability to understand and navigate multi-agency systems and processes is essential.
For more information about the duties of a Social worker at Newham please download the jd.
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‘People at the heart of everything we do’
We're looking for resilient, experienced Social Workers with experience of working with children with SEND and are passionate about the quality of life for these children and their families. You are full of energy and enthusiasm, taking a creative but pragmatic approach to practice, setting SMART goals to help create change and achieve positive outcomes for our children and their families. You are able to embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of our ‘Newham Together’ journey.
You have previous experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You are always open to learning and to helping others learn so that children and families can benefit from our best practice. You have high working standards and are conscious of your own professional development and the potential that comes with this – for you, your colleagues, and ultimately for children in their families and community. You really want to develop yourself and be the best practitioner you can.
We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest in a restorative, relationship based practice model drawing on systemic thinking to inform your approach to building effective relationships with children, families and communities.
We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to practise social work.
Please visit our Children’s Social Care recruitment microsite to find out more about the training and development opportunities on offer: https://children.newhamsocialworkerjobs.com/
We will offer you:
- A competitive package of up to £48,860pa.
- Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home.
- Smarter Working with new modern technology.
- New Social Work Academy with training in Systemic practice and weekly lunchtime training seminars.
- ‘Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust where Systemic and Restorative practice will be encouraged to flourish.
- Oyster card/parking permit for business use.
- Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
- Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
- Travel season ticket loan, cycle scheme, Local Authority pension.
- We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.
To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description. This should be no more than 2 sides of A4.
Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.
Closing date: 25/07/2021 at 23:59
Interview dates: W/c 02/08/2021
Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Skype or Zoom.</